Christmas came early for shop students at Diamond Jenness Secondary School. Two representatives from Finning, the Caterpillar equipment dealer, brought some second-hand tools to the school on Tuesday. Three tool boxes were unloaded from the back of a pickup, each filled with basic tools that came from one of their shops at a mine site.
From beginning to end, like the championships themselves, the 2011 Territorial Track and Field opening ceremonies were a blur of anticipation, noise, energy and encouragement. Cheers echoed off the concrete floor and wooden stands in the arena on Wednesday night and camera flashes illuminated clusters of students as they gathered on the floor in the [...]
As the Southern edge of the territory nears the longest day of the year, young athletes across all of NWT are getting ready to test their limits. The excitement for the preparation of Hay River’s Annual Territorial Track and Field Meet will culminate at tonight’s opening ceremonies at the Don Stewart Recreation Centre. The town [...]
Despite having fewer teams than they hoped for, organizers said this year’s NWT High School Hockey Championships went on without a hitch. Only three teams were involved in this year’s competition, and Yellowknife’s Sir John Franklin took the title after beating out Diamond Jenness 3-2 in the final. SJF, DJSS and Kiilinik from Cambridge Bay [...]
This year’s Northwest Territories Track and Field Championships has come to a close, but another successful year is on Hay River’s record. Over 1,000 kids from 17 communities across the NWT were in Hay River from June 2-4 competing for a territorial title. Despite potential complications with the construction of the new trades centre at [...]
This week 1,177 students from across the Northwest Territories will be meeting at the track field at Diamond Jenness for this year’s NWT Track and Field Championship. Out of all the participants, 339 will be locals, with 104 coming from Princess Alexandra, 16 from Chief Sunrise, 62 from Diamond Jenness, 76 from Harry Camsell and [...]
Diamond Jenness Secondary School isn’t the only thing getting a makeover this year. The DJSS track, which has played host to the Northwest Territories Track and Field Championships since 1991, will be modified this year due to the construction of the school’s new trade centre. “It certainly is a different look out there,” Tim Borchuk, [...]